Ayesha Curry Shares Thanksgiving Side Dishes Recipe on Good Morning America

Ayesha Curry
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Ayesha Curry went on Good Morning America to reveal her Thanksgiving recipes for Thanksgiving 2016. The wife of Stephen Curry showed off some of her Thanksgiving dishes, which included roasted pear and cranberry brussels sprouts, the best mac and cheese, spiced butternut squash mash, along with kid-friendly recipes that included plenty of delicious desserts.

Whatever your Thanksgiving plans are this year, you may want to take a page from Curry’s best-selling cookbook “The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith and the Joys of Eating Well,” for some Thanksgiving recipe inspiration.

Roasted Pear and Cranberry Brussels Sprouts

Curry said she could eat a whole bowl of her roasted pear and cranberry Brussels sprouts, and even go back for seconds! With a review that good, you will definitely want to serve up these greens.


What you’ll need to prepare this dish is 1 1/2 pounds of Brussels sprouts cut in half, two cored pears cut into wedges, 1/2 cup of finely chopped yellow onion, two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, Kosher salt, ground pepper, three or four lemon wedges, one tablespoon of honey, and 1/4 cup of dried cranberries.

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and line a rimmed backing dish with aluminum foil.

In a large bowl, combine the halved Brussels sprouts, pears, and onions and coat them with the olive oil. Add in a salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer your mixture to the baking sheet and bake until the sprouts of golden brown and the pears have begun to caramelize—this takes about 25 to 30 minutes. Stir once half-way through cooking.


Once removed from the oven squeeze the lemon wedges, drizzle the honey, and combine the cranberries and mix altogether so everything is well coated. Feel free to add more salt, pepper, and lemon if desire. Pour your mixture into a serving bowl and you’re ready to eat!

When it comes to making Thanksgiving easy and stress-free, Ayesha Curry has some tips for all the hosts and hostesses out there, aside from her easy recipes. For starters, don’t be ashamed to use disposable plates or cup, especially for younger children.

Furthermore, plan ahead. Trying to take on an entire Thanksgiving dinner the day off can be super stressful and you won’t end up enjoying yourself. Start the week of Thanksgiving in order to prepare some dishes ahead of time, even if they just means cutting up certain foods to ease up prep-time.

Lastly, speed up turkey cooking time by having your butcher remove the back bone so it can lay flat. You’ll have a turkey in an hour and 45 minutes! With these simple recipes and helpful tips you can go on and enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family.

“Ayesha Curry shares recipes for 3 slam-dunk thanksgiving side dishes,” AMC News web site, November 21, 2016; http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/ayesha-curry-shares-recipes-slam-dunk-thanksgiving-side/story?id=43636399, last accessed November 22, 2016.
“Ayesha Curry’s roasted pear and cranberry Brussels sprouts,” AMB News, http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe/roasted-pear-cranberry-brussels-sprouts-ayesha-curry-43636568, last accessed November 22, 2016.